Enhancing the local economy through the support and promotion of the Growers and Makers of Gabriola and Mudge Islands.
The Gabriola Agricultural Assoc. Co-op was originally formed in the mid-nineties as a buying club for the farmers on the island to allow them to buy seed, fertilizer, etc. at a cheaper cost. This focus gave local farmers a venue to sell their produce in their own community. The focus remained central for the Gabriola Growers and Makers Market for the first few years, but gradually local crafters were allowed in to enhance the market experience.